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Volt - Star Compass.cue
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04 First Contact.mp3
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01 Escape Velocity.mp3
02 Hyperspace Drift.mp3
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Album: Star Compass
Genre: New Age
Label: Groove Unlimited
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Cover Image: BACK, FRONT, CD
1 -( 11:11) - (VBR 213) Escape Velocity
2 -( 20:47) - (VBR 272) Hyperspace Drift
3 -( 22:55) - (VBR 258) Star Compass
4 -( 10:43) - (VBR 244) First Contact
Number of Files: 4
Total Duration: 1:05:36
Total Size: 118.54 MB
VoLt’s sophomore release is a surefooted follow up to The Far Canal, raising the bar with these four lengthy excursions into deep space teutonics.
A soft yet brisk crystalline sequence brings us to “Escape Velocity” as the disc opens in dreamy vintage style. Michael Shipway and Steve Smith deftly avoid tipping their hand too early, holding back a gently rolling bass line until past the 4:00 mark, adding an effective synth solo a bit later on, and leaving the drums at home entirely. This track has a “hit single” feel to it despite its double-digit running time.
Next comes “Hyperspace Drift”, the first of two leisurely evolving epics, each clocking in at over 20 minutes. Gorgeous synth pads and slowly pulsating sequences emerge about a quarter of the way in. Restraint is again a strength as the music lays back instead of going for a dramatic climax. This pays big dividends with a rewarding listening experience that transcends New Age Spacemusic cliché, though all the familiar elements are certainly there in abundance to enjoy.
The title track is solid as well, providing a feast for the ears of all things New Age Synth, pure unadulterated synthlust laid bare for all to hear. A perky bubbly bass line is good, hanging just this side of becoming too busy.
The final track is no slacker either. “First Contact” spends a few minutes floating in the mist before a majestic tribal beat rises out of it. The rhythms build in immensely enjoyable fashion to bring this stellar space set to a solid landing back on terra firma. Star Compass is another enjoyable New Age CD by Volt.